NWA 13579 (pallasite) – 0.82g


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Probably paired with NWA 13579.  Nickname “Golden pallasite”. O.82g specimen, sold in a collection box with label/certificate of authenticity.

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Northwest Africa 13579 (NWA 13579)


Find: 2019

Classification: Pallasite

History: Purchased in 2020 by Topher Spinnato and Oz Backman from a meteorite dealer in Niger.

Physical characteristics: The stones are brown in color and angular. Small patches of fusion crust are present. Amber, golden, and green olivine crystals are cleanly exposed at the surface.

Petrography: (D. Sheikh, FSU) 3-5mm fractured olivine grains set in a moderately weathered matrix of Fe-Ni metal and Fe-oxides.

Geochemistry: Olivine (Fa10.9±0.2, range Fa10.6-11.2, n=12).

Classification: Pallasite

Specimens: 20.15 g at UCLA; main mass co-owned by Topher Spinnato and Oz Backman.